Democracy Now!

Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. www.democracynow.org

25.06.2017

Medicare for All: A Prescription for What Ails Us

Medicare for All: A Prescription for What Ails Us

By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan President Donald Trump’s long-promised repeal of Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, edges closer to reality, as the Senate releases its secretly written version of the House’s American Health Care Act—the very bill that Trump first championed, then recently reportedly called “mean.” The Republican… »

15.06.2017

Standing Rock Sioux Wins Major Legal Victory Against Dakota Access Pipeline

Standing Rock Sioux Wins Major Legal Victory Against Dakota Access Pipeline

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has won a major legal victory in federal court on Wednesday, which may have the power to force the shutdown of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. On Wednesday, District Judge James Boasberg ruled that the Trump administration failed to carry out an adequate environmental… »

05.06.2017

Trump Uses London Attack as Excuse to Call for Muslim Travel Ban

Trump Uses London Attack as Excuse to Call for Muslim Travel Ban

President Trump launched a tweet storm this morning and over the weekend calling for the courts to allow him to impose his Muslim travel ban, which would prohibit all refugees and citizens of six majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States. On Saturday, Trump tweeted, “We need to be smart,… »

03.06.2017

Trump Announces U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord

Trump Announces U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord

President Donald Trump announced Thursday he will withdraw the United States from the landmark Paris climate accord that was signed by nearly 200 nations in 2015 and heralded as a rare moment of international collaboration to avert imminent climate disaster. Trump spoke in the White House Rose Garden, surrounded by… »

25.05.2017

Jeremy Scahill & Glenn Greenwald: Criminalizing WikiLeaks is a Threat to Journalists Everywhere

Jeremy Scahill & Glenn Greenwald: Criminalizing WikiLeaks is a Threat to Journalists Everywhere

Swedish prosecutors recently dropped the investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Assange has always denied the allegations, which he calls a pretext for his ultimate extradition to the U.S. to face prosecution under the Espionage Act. Since 2012, Assange has taken refuge in the Ecuadorean… »

25.05.2017

Brazil: Temer Deploys Army to Capital Amid Massive Protests

Brazil: Temer Deploys Army to Capital Amid Massive Protests

In Brazil, President Michel Temer has authorized the deployment of the Army to the capital Brasília amid growing protests demanding the president’s ouster. On Wednesday, tens of thousands of protesters marched to Congress to demand Temer’s resignation. Some demonstrators also torched a ministry building. Multiple protesters were injured as police… »

23.05.2017

NYC Councilmember Defends Puerto Rican Day Parade Honoring Oscar López Rivera

NYC Councilmember Defends Puerto Rican Day Parade Honoring Oscar López Rivera

Upon the release of longtime political prisoner Oscar López Rivera, New York City’s Puerto Rican Day Parade organizers have chosen to honor Rivera as the parade’s first “National Freedom Hero.” This prompted the city’s police chief to boycott the event. “You shouldn’t be telling people who their heroes should or… »

18.05.2017

New York: Protesters Target Nuclear Power Bailout Plan

New York: Protesters Target Nuclear Power Bailout Plan

In New York City, dozens of protesters gathered outside Governor Andrew Cuomo’s offices Wednesday to oppose a bailout of New York’s aging nuclear power plants that could cost ratepayers up to $7.6 billion over the next 12 years. Bruce Rosen of the group United for Action says New York should… »

18.05.2017

Border Angels Resist Trump’s Immigration Crackdown with Services and Water for Border-Crossing Migrants

Border Angels Resist Trump’s Immigration Crackdown with Services and Water for Border-Crossing Migrants

AMY GOODMAN: Attorney General Sessions and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly recently visited the San Diego-Tijuana border, where they vowed to crack down on sanctuary cities and urged local officials to fully cooperate with federal immigration agents. This is Sessions, followed by Kelly, speaking at a news conference here in San… »

17.05.2017

Britain: Labour platform would tax the rich, expand social programs

Britain: Labour platform would tax the rich, expand social programs

In Britain, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday rolled out his party’s manifesto ahead of a general election set for next month. The platform proposes raising taxes on corporations and the wealthiest 5 percent of earners. The revenue would go toward improving universal healthcare; an end to public university… »

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